Frye 'James' Boot
I can't believe these boots were so inexpensive. I knew I wanted these when I first saw them, and the price sealed the deal on the spot. Very stylish, fashion forward footwear. High quality materials and solid construction. I have one other pair of frye boots and the fit/size is consistent. I wear a 10.5 nike/adidas sneaker size, and a 10 in frye boots. As the other reviewer had mentioned, the front of the boot where to toes are do require a brief break in period; they were a bit tight on the toes, but I wore them out one night and they were good to go after about a mile of walking; same goes for the slipperiness it goes away very quick. the powdery look can be faded; i need to figure out how to re-powder them once i wear them a few more times and it begins to fade
Cowboy boot with laces
I bought this during the anniversary sale because it was such a good deal and I needed some boots.
The look itself is subjective to your taste and as the other reviewer said. If you don't like that dusty worn in look. You can take a wet cloth and rub it off, which I did. My boots didn't look as white as the picture though (prior to rubbing).
As far as fit and comfort. They fit true to size. The boots themselves definitely feel like cowboy boots, as with the mfg being Frye and the smooth slippery bottoms.
Also, the leather is really hard and stiff and requires some serious break in period. More specifically the top of the boot where your toes bend, along with the ankle area.
One more thing is the smell. The leather and the treatment they use to make it look worn in makes these boots stink. I've had them outside the last couple of days to air out and they still smell toxic.
Excellent boot, very high quality leather with cushioned footbed. After two days of wearing these boots have molded to my feet and they are very very comfortable. The white wax aged stuff gives it a nice look, not overdone. If you want less of this, take a wet cloth and buff it and it will come off. Overall boot construction is excellent with great support. Most import, the look can be used for business meetings/business dress or out in the field.